I'm a bit of a newbie, and would like some thoughts on my situation. I bought an open-box Samsung 931 for about $80 for use on a 65" Mitsubishi CRT RP television. I'm less than thrilled with the results.
The upconverted 1080i over the DVI looks extremely grainy and contrasty, compared with the 480p over the component connection. I don't know how else to say it, other than the picture quality is noticably worse at the higher resolution, all digital setting.
Is this the result of using the upconverting player with a CRT, versus a fixed-pixel display like an LCD or DLP? Or is it just my subjective tastes?
Granted, it's only $80, but if all I'm going to use the player for is 480p over component, I'd probably pick another player. This machine is painfully slow. Also, it uses the same remote button to skip chapers, as well as to fast-foward or fast-reverse. THAT is aggrivating as all get out.
If there' s no way I can enjoy better quality from the up-converting player, then I see no reason to tolerate the other annoyances.